{outfit post} vintage & lace

Thursday, December 27, 2012

I'm not sure why, but I have been drawn to vintage pieces lately. I never considered myself a vintage connoisseur, but I do appreciate the unique pieces I have been discovering. Part of my affinity for vintage is the rarity of the garments. In the past we never made clothing to the scale we make them now. There was never a Forever 21 who made thirty million of one top and sold them in stores across the world. Don't get me wrong, I love my Forever 21, but I also appreciate uncommon garments. One of my favorite ways to wear vintage is by combining a unique vintage piece with a modern outfit. It's a great way to wear vintage clothing without looking like you just stepped out of a period piece.

I recently found this rose gold over coat. At first glance it seemed a bit geriatric, but the longer I looked at it, the more I fell in love with it. I love the metallic material and the big gold buttons. I also love that it is light weight and can be worn during any season in LA.

Total Outfit Cost: $49.96
Estimated Retail: $249.94

{vintage coat}
brand: unknown
purchase price: $4.99
purchased from: The Goodwill
estimated retail: unknown

brand: Liz Claiborne
purchase price: $7.99
purchased from: Ross
estimated retail: $110.00

brand: unknown
purchase price: c/o my friend Katie

brand: Mossimo
purchase price: $9.99
purchased from: The Goodwill
estimated retail: $19.99

{lace dress}
brand: H and M
purchase price: $7.99
purchased from: The Goodwill
estimated retail: $39.95

brand: unknown
purchase price: $19.00
purchased from: Go Jane.com
estimated retail: unknown

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Bre said...

I'm totally stalking your blog lol but I had to tell you that I am in love with your coat! So jealous. I'm obsessed with vintage. Cute outfit :)

Unknown said...

I adore that coat on you :) And I like how you modernized it!

xo Ashley

Chelsea Oliver said...

I love this! I actually like how simple it is - super chic!


KT said...

Great outfit. I love lace dresses anytime and it looks great with the coat!

Anonymous said...

Love that trench! So unique.

Kristine -Heart Shaped Sweat said...

I totally love your blog!
I just rummaged through half of your post! Lots of inspiration and fun DIY's.
Looking forward to more of your ideas :)

Unknown said...

this is so great! i wish i could rock that in the michigan winter :( love the vintage coat, those are the best finds!

Life according to Lenetta said...

Happy New Year!I love your blog. I found you through Aloha Blog Hop. Stop by and say hi if you get a minute. :)

Unknown said...

Found you on the blog hop, I'm new to the whole blogging world, but having so much fun with it. I'm your newest follower:) Feel free to follow back and have a wonderful new year!
The Real McCoy(s)
Love the outfit!